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Takayama Showa Museum, Takayama
(4.4/5 based on 55+ reviews on the web)
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  • My soon have candy corner, but this is just the beginning. The best paid corners. Showa has become a museum can enjoy of the streets and homes. Free to play NES and even typewriters touch and quite enjoyed.
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  • Through the exhibition of the most disparate is remembered in this museum that the period between the end of the second world war and the beginning of Japan's economic boom, and in particular the decade from 1955 to 1965. A Museum really eccentric who loved it, looks more like a large store of bric-a-BRAC except that here nothing is for sale. I'd buy everything. It is not a museum that can affect everyone, indeed there was almost none. Open from 9 to 18 with 500 YEN admission.
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  • I loved looking at the old electronics and my friend loved the midget car (you can sit inside). The old school educational tools were neat and the abacus/calculator was cool. A great look into a perio...  more »
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  • Really interesting museum and a good place to pass time. I was in Takayama for one day and this museum fit perfectly into my day activities list. It's a bit pricey therefore the 4 stars but the contents of the museum are cool and interesting.
  • Little local labor of love, packed with memorabilia displayed in vignette rooms dressed as typical spaces you would have encountered in daily life during the Showa era, 1926-1989 (the years of emperor Hirohito's reign). Items displayed skew heavily toward the 60s to 80s. There is a small English-language pamphlet guide which provides some context, but otherwise you'll simply wander through and interpret the packrat displays as best you can. Some items need no explanation; see photos. 😉
  • This museum is a wealth of information, memorabilia & collectables that rivals Antiques Roadshow. Room upon room stacked with items from Japanese everyday life in the past. So glad to find it and stayed for 4hrs. This is one Takayama site not to be missed.
  • Worth visiting to learn about influence Japanese adaptation to Western imaginery.
  • Fun to look back to 50/60s Japan